Communist Left

Balance sheet of a revolution (Bilan d’une révolution) - Part I: The great lessons of October 1917

Soviet leaders, celebrating the second anniversary of the revolution in Moscow

A historical analysis and balance sheet of the October Revolution from the perspective of invariant communism, showing what lessons to learn from its victory and fall, and what foundation a future proletarian movement must base itself upon.

Communist Work in a Covid Crisis: A Framework

Perspectives for the CWO as discussed in its AGM, November 2020

100 Years Since Livorno

In January 1921, more than three years after the October Revolution in Russia, some two years since the murder of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht in Berlin at the behest of the German Social Democratic Party, and in the aftermath of two wasted years of workers’ factory occupations in Italy itself, the intransigent revolutionaries in the Italian Socialist Party (PSI), led by Amadeo Bordiga, finally won the day and broke from the old party of compromise and accommodation with capital to form the Communist Party of Italy (PCd’I).

An Introduction to the Work of the CWO and ICT

The article which follows is a transcript of an introduction to an online meeting of CWO members and sympathisers on 21 November 2020.

200 Years On: Engels and his Revolutionary Contribution

Today (28/11/20) marks 200 years since the birth of Friedrich Engels. For this occasion we reproduce an article from Revolutionary Perspectives 1 (Series 3), originally published back in 1995 for the 100th anniversary of Engels’ death.

In Times of Lockdown: How to Contact and Work Towards Joining the CWO

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Gramscism or Marxism?

The following is our foreword (with additional footnotes) to the book Gramsci between Marxism and Idealism by Onorato Damen, which we translated and published last year. The book is still available to order, but you can now download the PDF of it for free HERE.

A Class Compass in the Covid Crisis

The crisis, which has been developing since the start of 2020, opens up new and unprecedented scenarios in class confrontations. For revolutionaries it is essential to clarify some basic points about the current period which are as original in form as they are classical in substance.

The Disappointed of 1968: Seeking Refuge in Utopia

The communisers do not have a strategy for exiting capitalist society. The real and difficult problems of class consciousness, political organisation, bourgeois power and a period of transition are simply brushed aside as non-problems. What this represents is disillusionment and a cry of despair.

"Class Power on Zero-Hours": Learning the Hard Way?

A review of the recently published book by the Angry Workers of the World "Class Power on Zero-Hours" published by PM Press.